Could greater publicity for Dolly the Sheep's unheralded predecessors, Molly and Morag, have kick-started an era of dangerous cloning? How might a differing itinerary for Darwin's travels have altered, halted or even further advanced our understanding of the animal kingdom? And were two monkeys really the difference between peace and the deaths of 250 000 Greeks? In most cases we live harmoniously alongside the other members of the animals kingdom in relative harmony, or else we've adapted methods of protecting ourselves from their threat. However, on those occasions when man and beast have come into direct contact they have managed to impact upon and inform our world more than many of history's greatest individuals and inventions.
Michael Sells is a historian educated at the University of Chester. Captivated by history from a young age, he is especially interested in Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation and 1960s and 70s football. Outside of history, his passions include dystopian novels, animal sanctuaries and lower-league football. Born in the South East of England, he now lives in Cambridge and the Imagine That titles are his first books.